HELP IN A CRISIS
I work part time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and I aim to return calls within one working day.
Feel free to send me an email via my contact page, or call me for an informal chat to help you decide if counselling is for you.
I do not offer a crisis service, so if you need psychological support out of a pre-arranged session, the following guidance may be of help:
NHS Advice on Dealing with a Mental Health Crisis or Emergency
A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation. You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, cannot cope with day-to-day life or work, think about suicide or self-harm, or experience hallucinations and hearing voices. In an emergency, or life threatening situation, don't hesitate to call 999 or visit A&E. Alternatively, call 111 for advice over the phone or click on the link below for contact details for support organisations to help those at risk and their family or friends.
Contacting your GP
You can ask for an emergency appointment or they may be able to make a crisis referral to your Community Mental Health Team.
MIND The Mental Health Charity
Has information and advice on a huge range of mental health topics, including crisis planning and helplines.
Samaritans - working to prevent death by suicide
The Samaritans has a free-to-call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence. Call them on 116 123 or if you need support in Welsh, call 0808 164 0123.
Free Counselling for Young People in North Pembrokeshire
In partnership with Area 43, POINT offers a professional confidential counselling service at its Printworks building. The counselling is provided by a qualified experienced counsellor with many years of experience of counselling young people. It is free of charge to young people aged 10-25. It can offer face to face counselling at its centre or digital counselling via video conferencing, email or text depending on what is preferred.
See this link for a referral form https://www.pointypt.org.uk/counselling-support-for-young-people/?fbclid=IwAR3u86RekYU6GgKQVRyd0gsO7GSG9FDVN1rvuHRQttTC2x689gru1KjFwJc
The Twilight Sanctuary - Out of Hours Support Service for those in mental health crisis